June 20, 2011
A new Helicopter Center will become the hub for all rotary wing operations and activities in Malaysia.
At a signing ceremony held on the first day of the 2011 Paris Air Show, Eurocopter Malaysia signed a long-term lease agreement with Malaysia Airport Holdings as the anchor tenant of a new Helicopter Center to be developed within the Malaysia International Aerospace Center.
As the anchor tenant, Eurocopter Malaysia will begin operations at the new location from April 2012, with installation of a EC225/EC725 Full Flight Simulator also targeted for mid next year.
To be built on approximately 10,000 sq.m, the Helicopter Center will become the hub for all rotary wing operations and activities such as Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) for helicopters, hangarage and parking, as well as training services.
“Our main objective in making a clear separation between fixed wing and rotary wing operations is primarily to provide a more conducive environment for both types of operations in the safest condition according to Malaysian Civil Aviation standards,” said Tan Sri Bashir Ahmad Abdul Majid Managing Director of MAHB.
The Center will also be the new home to the new joint venture company set up by ECM and Boustead Heavy Industries Corporation (BHIC) for MRO services, and several other operators.
Designed to be a one-stop shop for all helicopter needs, ECM will also set up a EC225/EC725 Full Flight Simulator (FFS) in mid 2012 to provide training services to pilots in the Asia Pacific and Australasia region.